Tuesday’s attack on a Catholic church in northern France that saw an 86-year-old priest killed is an attack against all religions, the head of the European Jewish Congress said, according to JTA, reported Arutz Sheva.
“An attack against a religious institution and a man of God is an attack against all religions and faith itself,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, in a statement following the attack.
“This dastardly attack will only strengthen our resolve to defeat the enemy of Islamist terrorism,” added Kantor.
“This attack targets us all decent Europeans, Christians, Jews and Muslims alike,” he stressed.
Tuesday’s attack occurred when two terrorists stormed the Catholic church in the northern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during morning mass, slitting the throat of the priest and leaving a worshipper with serious injuries.